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Copying machine

Object Number: 
1950.88
Date: 
1850-1910
Medium: 
Mahogany, wood, textile, glass, brass, paint, gilding
Dimensions: 
closed: 6 x 17 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 43.8 x 29.2 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on cover of booklet included in case: "DIRECTIONS/FOR/USING/THE/Patent Portable/COPY MACHINES./INVENTED & MADE/BY/James Watt and Company,/OF/SOHO,/NEAR/BIRMINGHAM." printed: on first page of booklet included in case: "ADVERTISEMENT./The bulk and
Description: 
Copying machine in case; mahogany case with brass hinges and mounts, with inset handles on either side, small inset handle above keyhole, and green felt on base; case fitted with compartments for copying apparatus on one side, and compartments for containing paper, pens, etc on other side, inside of lid folds out to writing surface painted green; copying apparatus consists of press, double pasteboard with several sheets of paper in between, glass bottle blown in a three-part mold with cork, metal (possibly nickel) cap in rectangular metal case (with gilt decoration), wetting and drying books, and booklet with directions; other compartments hold pieces of wood for pens; key in case.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Francis C. Dale
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group